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Contract Farming Initiative

A network for researchers and activists interested in the dynamics and political economy of contract farming, rural livelihoods and agrarian change


Network activities 2020-2022

Before the official launch of the Contract Farming Initiative in 2023, we undertook a number of foundational activities, listed here in this post.

Conceptualizing contract farming in the global land grab debate

A chapter by Contract Farming Initiative members Mark Vicol and Helena Perez Nino appears in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Land and Resource Grabbing. In the chapter, Vicol and Perez Nino aim to clarify conceptualizations of contract farming in the global land grab debate, given contract farming’s ambivalent position in the land grabbing literature…


EADI conference session, 10-13 July, Lisbon

The Contract Farming Initiative is convening a session at this years EADI conference in Lisbon, 10-13 July (call for abstracts now closed). The session is titled “The political economy of contract farming in low- and middle-income countries: New dynamics and approaches” (HP02) and we have a fantastic line-up of speakers presenting their work on CF…